Gareth Barry quite rightly (I think!) says we should give a good reception to Steven Davis and Aaron Hughes who return to Villa Park for the first time with Fulham this Saturday following their transfers this summer.
Speaking to the News & Record he said: 'Aaron spent two good years here while Steven was at the club as a professional for five years. They never caused an ounce of trouble off the pitch and gave 100 per cent every time they put on the claret and blue shirt. I think the fans should give them a good reception and I think they will. Steven took a year or two to come through but as soon as he made his debut he never really looked back. He came on as a substitute against Norwich and from then he was virtually an ever-present. He'll certainly be one to watch on Saturday.'
Barry has a column as the skipper in the News & Record which is on sale for £2.50 on Saturday, the award winning programme is the cheapest in the Prem.
What reception will you give our former players this season? I can see good receptions going to Davis and Hughes, a decent one for Gavin McCann when he returns with Bolton, an ambivalent one for Jlloyd Samuel, who by the comments I've seen hasn't as yet covered himself with glory at Bolton and a very mixed reaction for Liam Ridgewell when Blues visit, although I'll still give the poor bugger a clap, bad enough he had to go 'their' without us making it worse!
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